Everyday Is Opposite Day: The Systematic Inversion of our Topsy-Turvy World

Our world is stood on its head. What’s good is bad, and what’s bad is good. What is magnanimous is ignoble. Our ostensibly altruistic intent leads to unambiguously abominable outcomes. We think we are being a good person while we regularly carry out the deeds of Satan, usually ostentatiously. Our society is drifting away from righteousness and entering the dark realms of Pharisaism. What is black is white; what is darkness is light. Everyday is opposite day. The truth is systematically inverted. Feminists are not feminine. Men are not manly. Homosexuality is ‘cool’, cis-genders are ‘gay‘, but gays are not…

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The Frankfort School: Cultural Revolution

For some time now it has been apparent to me that our culture has taken a shift, and not necessarily in the right direction.  In fact I can say without pause that our society has taken a turn for the worse; our mores and values have become inverted, seemingly to the point of no return. But why, and how? What is the origin of this cultural revolution? The following is a study which first appeared in a publication in Paris, France.  Originally written in French in 2001, it was translated into English a few years later.  After having read this…

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12 Tips To Trick People Into Thinking Your Smart

I’m not that smart, but I’ve come across a few ways to trick people into thinking that I am. This is especially useful on social media when you want to impress your friends.  The following is a list of tips on how to appear intellectually superior even though your not the brightest tool in the shed, or sharpest tool in the drawer.. 1. Use big words when small ones will do just fine.  Put another way; Employ a grandiloquent vernacular when banal rhetoric will suffice. A superlative verbiage is likely to impress those friends from high school whom scored higher…

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Fiat Current Sea: Maritime Money

Our currency is like current in the sea. But a better analogy would be a river, since the flow of water is directed by the banks on either side. The river-banks control the current; the money-banks control the currency. This is why our ‘cash flow’ is a ‘liquid asset‘.   Water is a metaphor for money.  We use marine and aquatic vernacular to generically describe financial terms every day without even realizing it. (above) The Black River Bank of Watertown, New York was established in 1844 and ran until 1864 when it became the First National Bank of Watertown -obsoletecurrency When we…

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Peak Petroleum, Abiotic Fossil Fuel: A Bone To Pick With The Oilagarchs

We’ve been trained to believe that petroleum is a fossil fuel. It’s supposed to have been generated over millions of years from the remains of dead organisms that were buried beneath sedimentary rock long ago.  There’re only so many of these ‘fossils’ left, therefore they say, we’ll eventually run out.  This is what ‘peak oil’ is all about, and it’s absolutely ludicrous. As the story goes, since there are only so many dinosaur bones, zooplankton, algae and other decayed biological matter from long ago; there is only so much oil.  This is good news for the ‘oilagarchs‘ since they can create…

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